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Originally posted by Xaphan
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Apparently you don't understand racism either, chap. Or you never would have typed this:
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
His first movie is a racist caricature of muslims
It isn't possible to be racist towards Muslims, because Muslims are a religious group, not an ethnicity.
Also, there may be a political agenda. Fair enough. There is a political slant in almost every form of media these days. Singling out this one individual is pointless, as there are thousands more guilty of doing the same thing. As for a religious agenda? I highly doubt it. He might be of the Semitic ethnicity, but I doubt he follows the Jewish faith. I've seen interviews with him and he seems far too intelligent to be religious. So I doubt he would even bother with that.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Originally posted by InhaleExhale
Originally posted by Dr Expired
reply to post by Josephus
No true I didn't , sort of the whole point of the thread though.
All races and cultures make fun of themselves, individuals do as well.
But offence is taken , when others ridicule those same entitys and individuals espescially when it portrays them as Borat portrays The Kafghanistanis and the Muslim faith.
Its about respect.
Is Borat a Muslim, where in the movie did they make him even remotely Muslim?
I cant wait for someone to answer this.
He never stated he was Muslim, that was a massive assumption by the American audience.
Israel and Judaism Baron Cohen first acted in theatrical productions featuring the Socialist-Zionist youth movement Habonim Dror. He spent a year in Israel at Kibbutz Rosh HaNikra and Kibbutz Beit HaEmek as part of the Shnat Habonim Dror, as well as taking part in the programme Machon L'Madrichei Chutz La'Aretz for Jewish youth movement leaders. According to Baron Cohen, "I wouldn't say I am a religious Jew. I am proud of my Jewish identity and there are certain things I do and customs I keep." He tries to keep kosher and attends synagogue about twice a year. Baron Cohen frequently spoke in Hebrew while playing the anti-Semitic character Borat. He also sang the lyrics from an old kibbutz song (pretending that it was the Kazakh national anthem) in an episode of Da Ali G Show. In one of the deleted scenes of his film, after being asked by the host-pastor to lead the table in a pre-meal prayer service, Baron Cohen, in his character role of Borat, sings a lengthy hymn (not Hebrew) that has clear similarities to the Mussaf prayer service of the Jewish High Holidays.[original research?] He actually repeatedly sings two Polish phrases "I speak and read in English" (Czytam i mówię po angielsku) and "Could you speak slowly please?" ("Proszę mówić wolniej")[original research?]
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by mr-lizard
What does it matter if they are or aren't? A lot of his material is.
I am seriously done, you guys can live in your denial. I will leave you with this article though. Other more sensible people can read it and make up their minds on their own.
Sacha Baron Cohen loves to mock all things Arab and Muslim. All three of his most popular movies have gone out of their way to vilify Arabs and Muslims. Now, as brave men and women in the Arab world courageously and resiliently face down the despots that have beaten and killed them, Baron Cohen portrays a dictator. Not only is the movie horribly ill-timed, but it stands as a testament to his horrid disdain for Arabs and Muslims. In Bruno, he interviews a Palestinian and labels him a terrorist. That Palestinian is Ayman Abu Aita, a non-profit worker who would later sue Baron Cohen in the district of Columbia two years ago. Exactly what a show about a gay model has to do with Palestine is beyond me. Borat in its entirety is about a journalist from a Muslim republic who does crazy stunts and shows a great deal of ignorance and resentment toward Israel–it feels forced.